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Bradley, James, 1692 - 1762 (astronomer)

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Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:

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Abstract of the resolutions and proceedings of the Board of Longitude regarding the recovery of James Bradley's observations, 1765 - 1777

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/4: 230-236
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1765 - 1777
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Appointments of the Astronomers Royal, 1713 - 1762

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/302
Scope and Contents Various letters and copies of the royal appointments of the Astronomers Royal.1. Letter from the Royal Society, 5 March 1713, requesting the 1712 observations.2. A copy of the official royal appointment of Nevil Maskelyne as Astronomer Royal, with the signature of the Earl of Sandwich.3. A copy of the official royal appointment of James Bradley as Astronomer Royal, with the signature of Holles Newcastle.4. A copy of the royal warrant for employment and payment of...
Dates: 1713 - 1762
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Bradley's instructions for observations of the transit of Venus, with a note in Charles Mason's hand, 1761

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/66: 51-52r
Scope and Contents From the File: Various rough drafts of the solution of astronomical problems.
Dates: 1761
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Calculations of stellar positions, 1753 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/64
Scope and Contents Various calculations from observations, primarily of the stars.1. Mean right ascensions and north polar distances of the stars compared to the comet of 1807-1808.2. Table of the position of the comet of 1807-1808 by Dr Brinkby.3. Calculations of refractions of the stars in James Bradley's observations, 1753-1762.4. Computation for star corrections for several stars, 1808-1809.5. Elements for star corrections for several stars, 1808-1809.6....
Dates: 1753 - 1811
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Computations, 1751 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/65
Scope and Contents Various observations, computations and measurements of stars, planets, comets, the Moon and the Sun.1. Eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, 1803-1804.2. Reductions for the Moon's transits, 1805.3. Corrections to the stars and the Sun to be applied due to errors of the meridian mark.4. Mean times of the Moon's transits, 1805.5. Aberrations in right ascension and north polar distance, 1802-1806.6. Refractions of observations in 1806.7....
Dates: 1751 - 1811
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on reductions, 1833 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/544
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning requests for reduced lunar observations, etc.; computation of the geocentric places of the planets; instructions and computations for planetary reductions; Bradley's reduced observations; and reductions of the minor planets. The correspondents include J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Adams, W.S. Stratford, J.F. Encke, F. Baily, J. Challis and P.A. Hansen.
Dates: 1833 - 1847
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on reductions of Bradley's observations, 1864 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/761
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding H. Breen's reductions of the observations made by James Bradley at the Royal Observatory during the years 1743-1750. The volume includes H. Breen's wage receipts; reports on the state of the calculations; and 'Work Book (2)' of G W. Farrcourt, assistant to H. Breen. There is also related correspondence with the Admiralty, J.C. Adams and R. Main.
Dates: 1864 - 1871
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1894 - 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/73
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding accounts held with various tradesmen:Section (i)Correspondence with tradesmen concerning the settlement of bills and accounts for repairs to buildings, instruments and stationery, 1908.Estimate from Williams and Norgate for supplying millimetre paper, 1894.Correspondence with Bernard Quaritch concerning the purchases of books, 1894.Bill from Gridley and Ford for the carriage of parcels, 1894.Bill from H.J. Smith for...
Dates: 1894 - 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Draft of a letter from the Board of Longitude to the Duke of Portland regarding James Bradley's observations, 1795

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/4: 238-244
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1795
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Drafts of speeches, 1961 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/628
Scope and Contents Draft copies of speeches, lectures, scripts and articles, including the following items:Address to the symposium held after the opening of the Tel Aviv Observatory in 1971.Address to the Royal Institution in 1971.Article on the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the 'Illustrated London News'.Article on stellar movements for 'Contemporary Physics', 1971.Article on Captain Cook and the Transit of Venus of 1769.Item on stars for the 'Encyclopaedia...
Dates: 1961 - 1971
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Extracts from Board of Longitude minutes regarding the publication of James Bradley's observations, 1791

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/4: 216-228
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1791
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Extracts from the minutes of 6 March 1756, 1761

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/310: 8-9
Scope and Contents From the File: Extracts from the Minutes of the Board of Longitude, including the findings on John Harrison's chronometers.
Dates: 1761
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Extracts from the minutes of January 1741-1742, 1761

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/310: 4-6
Scope and Contents From the File: Extracts from the Minutes of the Board of Longitude, including the findings on John Harrison's chronometers.
Dates: 1761
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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James Bradley, 1760 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 96/2/5
Scope and Contents Print of an engraving from a painting by Thomas Hudson.
Dates: 1760 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter concerning a replacement chronometer for HMS Grasshopper under Captain Aplin, 1824-01-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 158
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1824-01-20
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from S.P. Rigaud to Dr Thomas Young, 1821-04-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 186-187a
Scope and Contents Concerning a copy of Bradley and Bliss's Observations for the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1821-04-15
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter to Sir Joseph Banks

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/58
Scope and Contents An undated photostat of a letter from Nevil Maskelyne to Sir Joseph Banks, 28 March 1798, praising him for his assistance in ensuring that the publication of James Bradley's observations has taken place.
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter to Sir Joseph Banks

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/68
Scope and Contents An undated photostat of a letter from Nevil Maskelyne to Sir Joseph Banks, 15 September 1795, regarding the printing of the proceedings of the Board of Longitude for the recovery of Dr Bradley's observations and asking to whom copies should be sent.
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Lunar calculations, 1751 - 1772

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/193
Scope and Contents An exercise book comprised primarily of calculations and equations relating to the Moon. The volume includes:1. A note in Latin on the ellipse.2. Distance of the Earth from Jupiter and the Sun.3. Remarks on Simpson's theory of the Moon.4. Observations of stars, 1689-1715.5. Days on which transits and zenith distances of the Sun and transits of stars proper for settling the Sun's right ascension were observed by Edmond Halley, 1726-1729.6. Right...
Dates: 1751 - 1772
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Lunar tables, 1778

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/86
Scope and Contents Lunar tables in longitude and latitude according to the Newtonian law of gravity, by Charles Mason, 1778. The volume includes a disapproval of Mason's fee from the Board of Longitude [RGO 4/86: 2]; an example of computing the Moon's longitude and latitude; annual equations of the Moon's anomaly and ascending node; and computed longitude and latitude compared with observed longitude and latitude, with corrections, 13 September 1750 - 2 November 1760 [RGO 4/86: 14r].
Dates: 1778
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Mason's lunar tables, 1750 - 1779

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/84
Scope and Contents Part of the computations of Charles Mason's lunar tables of 1778, including comparisons of the tables of the Moon in longitude and latitude, with observations. The volume includes tables on the annual equation of the anomaly and ascending node of the Moon, details of the Moon's longitude, corrections and reductions. There are computations of the Moon's longitude and latitude as compared to Johann Mayer's tables, 1751-1760; computed longitude of the Moon compared with observed longitude,...
Dates: 1750 - 1779
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Meridian transits, 1756 - 1802

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/118
Scope and Contents Unbound proof sheets of James Bradley's observed transits of the Sun, planets and fixed stars over the meridian, 5 January 1756 - 16 July 1762, and observed meridional distances of the fixed stars and planets from the zenith, 7 January 1756 - 13 October 1783. The proof sheets were calculated and corrected by Abram Robertson at Oxford, 1800-1802
Dates: 1756 - 1802
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Microfilms of RGO 1-3, 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 36/1
Scope and Contents The microfilms were made before the papers had been organised, catalogued and assigned their present classmarks. As a result, the order of the records on the microfilms often differs from that found in the online catalogue. Consult the hard copy catalogues of these collections (available in the Manuscripts Reading Room) to obtain the classmark in use at the time of filming. RGO 3/15-29 were not filmed as they are fair and duplicate copies of items 1-14. RGO 3/46 was also not filmed as it was...
Dates: 1979
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Minutes of the Board of Visitors, 1710 - 1784

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/21
Scope and Contents Minutes of the Council of the Royal Society:14 December 1710: concerning a letter from the Queen, dated 12 December 1710, regarding the formation of a Board of Visitors for the Royal Observatory.30 May 1711: concerning a letter sent to the Revd John Flamsteed.16 October 1711: concerning a meeting with Flamsteed.12 June 1712: ordering a report by a 'Mathematical Instrument maker' on the number and condition of the instruments at the Royal Observatory.4...
Dates: 1710 - 1784
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Minutes of the Board of Visitors, 1784 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/22
Scope and Contents Minutes of the Council of the Royal Society:27 May 1784: resolving that the printing bill for the second volume of the 'Greenwich Observations' be paid.24 June 1784: concerning the King's approval of a proposal for ascertaining the relative situations of the observatories at Greenwich and Paris.29 July 1784: concerning and including a letter from Lieut. General Roy, dated 28 June 1784, on the measurement of a base line. The minutes also cover Visitation...
Dates: 1784 - 1830
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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